Animal Support Grant given towards free roaming habitat
The cofounders of Animal Support, Dr. Michael Omidi, Maria Abaca, and Julian Omidi, recently received the appreciation of The Wildcat Sanctuary for helping to fund new facilities to house wild cats at the sanctuary.
“We are a sanctuary for animals; a place of refuge where injured, abused or displaced wildcats are provided a lifetime of care,” says Founder Tammy Thies of The Wildcat Sanctuary. “Asking people to support a big cat sanctuary that is not open to the public is difficult, and we are completely reliant upon the generous donations of organizations such as Animal Support. We are very grateful to the Omidi brothers and Maria Abaca for their contribution, and are thrilled that it will help us build state of the art facilities for these beautiful animals.”
The Wildcat Sanctuary (www.wildcatsanctuary.org) is a rescue sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota that is currently home to 100 wild cats who are allowed to roam in the outdoors in a safe and comfortable environment. The sanctuary is not open to public visitation out of consideration for the delicate emotional condition of many of the recently rescued cats.
The new construction of Feline Meadows will provide free-roaming habitats for bobcats and other small wild cats. It also will have a central temperature-controlled building where animals can escape the elements.
Many of the big cats that are currently housed by The Wildcat Sanctuary were rescued from private owners who did not foresee the difficulties in keeping a wild animal as a pet. The tiger Sabina, for example, was rescued from a home in Texas where she was kept in a concrete cage in a back yard 24 hours per day. Today, she is free to exercise, play and lives wild at heart.
Animal Support (animalsupport.org) is dedicated to addressing pet over-population and abuse by promoting charities working on behalf of animal well-being. The organization was founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi along with long-time friend Maria Abaca to advocate for animal protection, rescue, adoption, and spay and neuter laws. Animal Support does not accept donations but encourages direct contributions of money and talents to the charities and organizations featured on our website. For more information about Animal Support, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function, check out Animal Support on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.